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Unread postby Red » Tue Jun 27, 2006 12:19 am

Thankyou. Yes when we came across him although we didnt know who he was, we knew it was a special sighting :) I also have a couple of minutes of video footage of him throwing sand over himself and generaly looking impressive, but its about 18mb and I think the dial-up'ers would lynch me ;)

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Big tusks

Unread postby richardharris » Sat Jul 01, 2006 1:07 am

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Seen from Letaba camp - not the biggest I have ever seen but holds promise for the future!

Richard

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Unread postby bucky » Sat Jul 01, 2006 9:07 am

Beautiful , nice and solid tusks there .
I like the shape when they sweep forwards like that .

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Big Tusker sightings

Unread postby Baobab Hill » Tue Aug 01, 2006 1:48 pm

Hi!
I will be in the Kruger next week and I wanted to know if anyone had seen Mashagadzi recently in the Shingwedzi area?
Next visit as soon as possible!

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Re: Big Tusker sightings

Unread postby Katja » Tue Aug 01, 2006 1:57 pm

Baobab Hill wrote:Hi!
I will be in the Kruger next week and I wanted to know if anyone had seen Mashagadzi recently in the Shingwedzi area?


Nico and Yvonne reported that he has not been seen lately. (see here).
I saw him on 20th May.
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Re: Big tusks

Unread postby bwana » Wed Aug 16, 2006 4:41 pm

richardharris wrote:[img]...[/img]

Seen from Letaba camp - not the biggest I have ever seen but holds promise for the future!

Richard

http://www.pbase.com/richardharris/june_2006


Richard was he alone? I saw one similar but he had an askari with him also at Letabe - fed just in front of the fence where that ramp down is. Will check the photos when I get home.

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Elephant museum

Unread postby Wildman » Tue Aug 22, 2006 11:36 am

I think the New Tuskers project is a good innovation and the new exhibition of these giants at the Letaba Elephant museum is very interesting!
It adds new incentive to elephant sightings…

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Unread postby Meinfam » Mon Aug 28, 2006 9:24 am

On 26 Aug 2006 at Nhlanganzwani dam

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Unread postby Elsa » Mon Aug 28, 2006 1:01 pm

Great pic Arno, but what strange looking tusks. :roll:
That area is producing some nice big tuskers lately, as Baz saw Duke recently a bit further up at the hide and we saw some nice specimens there as well in June. :D
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Unread postby Wild@Heart » Mon Aug 28, 2006 1:08 pm

I thought for a moment that it might be MaMerle ...

SANParks wrote:THE ONLY FEMALE TUSKER
MaMerle
This beautiful elephant cow is thought
to be the biggest female tusker in
Kruger. She was first seen and
photographed near the Sabie River
high-water bridge in August 2004.
She appears to have twins of about
3-4 years old.
She is named after another matriarch
of Kruger, Merle Whyte, who also has
an extended family living in Kruger and the associated
private nature reserves.
NO TO HOTEL DEVELOPMENT IN KRUGER

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Unread postby Loams » Mon Aug 28, 2006 1:40 pm

MaMerle
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Unread postby wildchild » Thu Sep 07, 2006 8:14 pm

This is a picture of a tusker we took in December 2002 around Shingwedzi. It was taken with a very basic camera. I then took a still of the printed snap, so forgive the quality:

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Olifant drinkgat

Unread postby LaeveldLeeu » Thu Sep 14, 2006 9:07 am

Hi.

7 December 2003 I took these pictures at olifant drinkgat in Kruger.
Were I the first to spot this tusker??
Can anyone ID him?

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Unread postby Loams » Thu Sep 14, 2006 10:15 am

Could be Shamariri

But I cannot tell for sure ;-)

*EDIT* Shamariri's area might be a bit too north as well...... But also remember that these guys travel MILES, and do wonder around. Duke (Who lives between P/kop and Croc) has been seen as high as Olifants..... Not often, but it has happened.
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Unread postby Wild about cats » Sun Sep 17, 2006 3:41 pm

This guy was near Talamati...

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